Bloomsburg University business students Derek Franchino, left, and Michael DiVona, right, won third place in the International Collegiate Sales Competition held at Florida State University in November. Monica Favia, center, assistant professor of management and marketing, coached the students. DiVona, a marketing major, and Franchino, a management major with a minor in marketing, individually made the competition semi-finals and amassed enough points to place third among 39 universities.
In the competition the students sold a product to individuals playing the role of industry buyers and were judged by industry professionals and faculty. Universities competing at the event included Duquesne University, The College of New Jersey, Ball State University and Central Michigan University.